‘Pray and Persevere.’
|Address:||Years 10-12, 16 Davisson St, Epping VIC 3076|
|Years 7-9, 400 Dalton Rd, Epping VIC 3076|
|Country campus (Ostia)Falls Rd, Strath Creek VIC 3658|
|Tel:||03 9409 8800|
|Fax:||03 9408 7531|
“Our College is a ‘School of Educational Enterprise’ preparing students to contribute positively to society.”- Principal Brian Hanley
|Enquiries:||Mrs Enza Sinopoli|
|Yr Range:||Yr 7-12|
|Yr 7 Enrolment:||370 students; 13 classes|
|Languages:||Italian, French, Japanese, Spanish & Greek|
|Fees for 2013:||Yr 7 $5,230, Yr 12 $6,035|
|VCE Units 3/4:||59|
Destinations Year 12
St Monica’s College, Epping was established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan as a regional school for girls in 1964. It became co-educational in 1978. Originally a one campus school, growth soon occurred and in 1978, the College purchased a second campus in Dalton Road, Epping and introduced co-education. Over the years the College has expanded, and Ostia at Strath Creek was acquired in 1999 to provide a location for personal development and retreat activities for students and staff. Located in a tranquil rural setting, Ostia is named after the Roman town where Monica departed this earthly life in 387 to receive her eternal reward.
St Monica’s College is acknowledged in the wider community as a leader in the area of literacy and numeracy, and is committed to supporting all students in the development of these essential skills. The College employs specialist literacy and numeracy staff to coordinate a whole school approach in which all teachers share responsibility for developing students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. The needs of all students are recognised and the College employs specialist staff with expertise in the education of highly able students (HORIZONS Accelerated Learning Program), students with learning difficulties and well-established integration programs. The College participated in a 2012 pilot program entitled ‘Extended Investigation VCE Study Design’ through VCAA at Year 10 level. The College also has a strong commitment to the pastoral care of students, and incorporates a pastoral program in the curriculum for all Year 7 to 12 students. St Monica’s College Epping, enters 2013 with great confidence. This leading Catholic coeducational College offers students extensive resources to enhance the quality of education. The College’s LOTE Learning Centre incorporates the Theatre of All Nations. The College teaches Italian, French, Greek, Spanish and Japanese. In 2012, a bilingual immersion program in Japanese and the CLIL program in Italian were introduced. Continuing its commitment to senior studies, the College provides an extensive range of VCE offerings to ensure high results. Meanwhile, VET and VCAL programs are offered and these are proving popular for many SMC families. St Monica’s College continues to be a first class Catholic secondary school for the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
St Monica’s College operates within a strategic plan that is moving the school forward as a ‘School of Educational Enterprise’. The College is enhancing its curriculum through traditional learning areas and special programs, particularly in LOTE. The school has a Master Plan which will see exciting developments in physical resources including ICT, the performing arts, library services and sporting facilities. The College will continue its plans to further its international links. Consequently, opportunities will be provided for student contact with people in Japan, Pakistan, Kenya, and several European countries. Enhancement of the College’s Catholic identity will be a priority.
Visit Us in 2013
Morning Tea with the Principal is held regularly throughout the year. Dates are published on the College website or call the Registrar. Our Information Evening is on Tuesday 3 September.